Good morning, it’s Thursday, Jan. 15. Here are this morning’s headlines:
- Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Rep. Greg Walden expressed “strong concerns” in a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that the Army may reverse the decision to return the Umatilla Chemical Depot land to local control at no cost.
- The city of Eugene has fined ride-service company Uber $118,000 for operating without a license in the city since last summer. City officials say the company will be fined $2,000 per day until it complies.
- Deschutes County is considering a new 911 Service District strategic plan, which includes hiring more staff, establishing permanent funding and utilizing a central radio system.
- A new report finds that Portland Police officers have shown much improvement in managing crowds and protests.